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Summer music fests

By Staff | May 28, 2014

Nelsonville Music Festival ———-

When: May 29-June 1

Where: Nelsonville, OH

Who: The Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr., Shovels & Rope, The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile and the Violators, and more.

Roots Picnic 2014 ———————

When: May 31

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Who: The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monae, The War on Drugs, Biz Markie.

CMA Music Festival ——————

When: June 5-8

Where: Nashville, TN

Who: Big & Rich, Marshall Tucker Band, Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws, Kellie Pickler, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lonestar, Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis, Wynonna & the Big Noise.

Mountain Jam ————————–

When: June 5-8

Where: Hunter Mountain, NY

Who: The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Pretty Lights, Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Mountain Music Fest —————–

When: June 6-7

Where: New River Gorge, WV

Who: Keller Williams, The Wood Brothers, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Spiritual Rez, Big Something, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band, Brain Child Bio.

Bonnaroo ——————————–

When: June 12-15

Where: Manchester, TN

Who: Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Skrillex, Derek Trucks feat. Chaka Khan, Ben Folds, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.

Alive Festival —————————

When: June 18-21

Where: Mineral City, OH

Who: TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Switchfoot, Crowder, Hillsong Young &?Free, Kari Jobe and more.


When: June 21

Where: Charleston, WV

Who: Drive By Truckers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Hoots & Hellmouth, Mandolin Orange

Music in the Mountains————–

When: June 25-28

Where: Summersville

Who: Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Spinney Brothers

Summerfest —————————–

When: June 25-29; July 1-6

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Who: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Outkast, One Republic, Dave Matthews Band, Motley Crue, Usher. more.

Electric Forest Festival ————–

When: June 26-29

Where: Rothbury, MI

Who: The String Cheese Incident, Steve Angello, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Cut Copy, The Glitch Mob, Moby, Stephen Ragga Marley feat. Ghetto Youths Crew, Aloe Blacc.

Bunbury Music Festival ————-

When: July 11-13

Where: Cincinnati, OH

Who: Flaming Lips, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Empire of the Sun, Cage the Elephant, Andrew W.K.

Red Wing Roots Music Festival —–

When: July 11-13

Where: Mount Solon, VA

Who: Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, Hayes Carll, Tim O’Brine, Darrell Scott, The Steel WHeels, Peter Rowan, Pokey LaFarge and Sarah Jorosz.

Sweatstock Music Festival ————

When: July 12

Where: Point Pleasant, WV

Who: Beggars Clan, Bigg Daddy & the Mudcats, Sly Roosevelt, Time and Distance and more.

The Ride Festival ————————-

When: July 12-13

Where: Telluride, CO

Who: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Spoon, JJ Grey & Mofro, Joan Osborne, Lucero, The Hold Steady, Vintage Trouble, Rival Sons, Delta Rae, more.

Vans Warped Tour———————

When: July 16

Where: Cincinnati, OH

Who: Bowling for Soup, Yellowcard, Attila, Mixtapes

Pitchfork Music Festival ————

When: July 18-20

Where: Chicago, IL

Who: Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Giorgio Moroder, Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent, Grimes, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q.

Buckle Up Music Festival ———–

When: July 18-20

Where: Cincinnati, OH

Who: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Band Perry and more.

Brew Skies Festival ——————-

When: July 25-26

Where: Davis, WV

Who: American Babies, Larry Keel Experience, Cabinet, Davisson Brothers Band, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Bumper Jackson and more.

Lollapalooza —————————-

When: Aug. 1-3

Where: Chicago, IL

Who: Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Artci Monkeys, Skrillex, Lorde, Foster the People, Calvin Harris, The Avett Brothers, Nas.

Highland Jam —————————

When: Aug. 14-17

Where: Elkins, WV

Who: Zen, The Greens, Snakebox, Bones Weedsley, Shadrachband, Stillbridge, Tenney and Maynard, Mink, The Masons, Good Vittles & Co., more.

Camp Barefoot 2014 ——————

When: Aug. 21-23

Where: Bartow, WV

Who: Beats Antique, Papadosio, Lettuce, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, London Souls, The Motet, Zach Deputy, Hackensaw Boys and more.